Free Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 BY Russell Spurr

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  • Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51
  • Russell Spurr
  • English
  • 28 August 2020
  • 9781557042491

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CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Russell Spurr ã 6 CHARACTERS Intervention through their first strike in October to the standstill at the end of January 1951Based on five years of research and over 20 fact finding trips to the People's Republic of China and Korea Enter the Dragon describes why China became involved in Korea and how its strategy evolved and re creates life on the front lines conference rooms and in the streets of the embattled citie. Written as a journalistic account than a scholarly work Russell Spur s book stands as an important backdrop to today s situation on the Korean Peninsula With the succession from Kim Jong il to his son Kim Jong eun an economy habitually tittering on the edge of near collapse and an impoverished oppressed population there is growing concern about the stability and longevity of the North Korean regime Would a collapse precipitate a Republic of Korea led intervention which would certainly reuire US participation and very likely pull in US military forces If the answer to that uestion is yes the next uestion is then what would North Korea s northern neighbor and patron China do Would they stand by and let a long standing socialist ally go by the wayside like what happen to the former Soviet Union s backed Warsaw Pact states giving a regional and global competitor the US direct assess to it northeastern border through its South Korean treaty partner If Beijing s response is counter intervention then Spurr s book still holds potential important lessons concerning Chinese will and means to project its growing power into the fray It should be noted that with the People s Liberation Army modernizing at an almost frenetic pace their capability to intervene is improving with each passing year Washington and the US military s command in Japan terribly misread the Chinese leadership s red lines in 1950 Let us only hope that we have a better understanding today and that our vision is not blinded but we are prepared to negotiate such a crisis with eyes wide open The Undefeated uestion is then what would North Korea s northern neighbor and patron China do Would they stand by and let a long standing socialist ally go by the wayside like what happen to the former Soviet Union s backed Warsaw Pact states giving a regional and global competitor the US direct assess to it northeastern border through its South Korean treaty partner If Beijing s response is counter intervention then Spurr s book still holds potential important lessons concerning Chinese will and means to project its growing power into the fray It should be noted that with the People s Liberation Army modernizing at an almost frenetic pace their capability to intervene is improving with each passing year Washington and the US military s command in Japan terribly misread the Chinese leadership s red lines in 1950 Let Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze us only hope that we have a better 404 - Documento non trovato understanding today and that our vision is not blinded but we are prepared to negotiate such a crisis with eyes wide open

CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51

Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51

CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Russell Spurr ã 6 CHARACTERS A Enter the Dragon examines the Chinese side of the Korean War for the first time re creating and dramatizing Communist China's reluctant role in the undeclared war against the US in Korea Russell Spurr's military classic is drawn from firsthand recollections of observers and participants on both sides and focuses on six pivotal months beginning in August 1950 when China first deliberated. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it presented these early years of the war from the Chinese perspective All in all this seemed to have been a war driven by hubris on all sides at varying times The North Koreans for starting the war and then being allowed by the Chinese to save face by acting like they pushed America back the Americans MacArthur for driving north to the Yalu and inciting the Chinese followed by the Chinese attempt to push the US and South Koreans out of Korea entirely once they felt they had an easy time of pushing the US south of the 38th parallel Tough tough war for the soldiers on all sides who bore the brunt of the miscalculations of the decision makers

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CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 CHARACTERS Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Russell Spurr ã 6 CHARACTERS Reissued to coincide with the 60th anniversary of US involvement in the Korean War this gripping dramatic military classic re creates six pivotal months in the conflict told from both the Chinese and Allied sidesThe Korean War was years before Vietnam the first great East West military misadventure eventually engaging sixteen countries under the UN flag in war against China and North Kore. A good history of China s initial involvement in the warSpurr mostly focuses on the experiences of a few soldiers in a single Chinese division near the frontline first at the Yalu and then toward Seoul He does a great job covering the experience of China s advisers to the North Korean army in during the start of the war the politics behind Chinese intervention the reluctance behind China s decision to intervene the chaos of battle the shoddy intelligence picture the hardships endured and the courage displayed He is eually critical of MacArthur and Mao although he does doa great job describing how the Chinese were able to move so many men into Korea undetected with such a poor transportation system in place Particularly vivid are the experience of Chinese officers seeing their men literally freeze to deathSome context would have helped There are also a few minor errors here and there Ridgway is called Deputy Chief of Staff for Eighth Army not the whole Army It s sometimes a little hard to keep track of Spurr s viewpoint vs that of the Chinese veterans he interviewed The pictures are often of poor uality Also Spurr includes a lot of dialogue in the book much of which seems like an imaginative recreationA fast paced well written work overall Underneath Our Broken Wings under the UN flag in war against China and North Kore. A good history of China s initial involvement in the warSpurr mostly focuses on the experiences of a few soldiers in a single Chinese division near the frontline first at the Yalu and then toward Seoul He does a great job covering the experience of China s advisers to the North Korean army in during the start of the war the politics behind Chinese intervention the reluctance behind China s decision to intervene the chaos of battle the shoddy intelligence picture the hardships endured and the courage displayed He is eually critical of MacArthur and Mao although he does doa great job describing how the Chinese were able to move so many men into Korea The Undefeated uality Also Spurr includes a lot of dialogue in the book much of which seems like an imaginative recreationA fast paced well written work overall